The Maori and their tattoos, the Ta Moko and Kiri Tuhi
I'll start by saying that the Ta Moko is well represented of course in the Maori folklore and traditions.
For the mythology:
The legend of Mataora
A less historical explanation of the origin of Maori tattoo can be
found in the local legend which suggests that ta moko, the Maori
tattoo, came ...
Yes, we have two main sources from the Early Roman Occupation era:
Strabo, Geographies (64-21 BCE):
The Romans put a stop both to these customs and to the ones connected
with sacrifice and divination, as they were in conflict with our own
ways: for example, they would strike a man who had been consecrated
for sacrifice in the back with a sword, and ...